David H. Thurston
1946 - 2020
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Thurston, David H. Age 73 of Howard City, died Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Spectrum Health Blodgett Campus. David was born September 23, 1946 in Lakeview, MI the son of Gale and Catherine (Doerr) Thurston. He graduated from Cedar Springs High School; served in the U.S. Army for three years, and the Michigan National Guard for 20 years. He retired from General Motors 36th Street Plant after 30 years of service. He was a lifetime member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association, and in his younger years was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed motorcycle riding, hunting, fishing, camping, and a good cup of coffee. Surviving are his wife of 49 years and 8 months, Margaret (Mays); children, Alene (Jeff) Hopkins, Aaron Thurston, Anna (Sean) Badger, Alan Thurston (Kady Demogola); 10 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; mother, Catherine Thurston; brothers, Dennis Thurston, Dale (Colleen) Thurston; sisters, Darlene (Joseph) Dawood, Dawn (Reg) Klooster, Danette (Robert) Martin; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Gale Thurston. The family will greet friends Tuesday from 1-2 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. A private family service will follow at 2:00 pm. Deacon John Falicki officiating. Interment Ft. Custer National Cemetery, Augusta. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.



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Published in Grand Rapids Press from Jun. 25 to Jun. 29, 2020.
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June 30, 2020
Our condolences to Maggie and family.
Teri Youmans and Melissa Rios
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June 29, 2020
Prayers for you and family Maggie.
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June 29, 2020
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Gale Thurston
June 28, 2020
Hello! Please accept my sincerest condolences on your loss!

I did not know David but am doing some genealogy research on the Doerr family. If there are any relations to Rolf Dörr, born 1919 in Germany, or his father Friedrich Dörr, please reach out to me at gesadegreeff@gmail.com.

Again, please accept my condolences.
Gesa DeGreeff
June 28, 2020
We remember Dave from GWRRA and Dave and Maggie being Couple of the Year many years ago. So sorry for your loss, Maggie.
Clark and Sandy Wentz
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June 26, 2020
Another Vietnam Veteran gone way too early. Thank you for your service, Sir. Rest in peace.
Another Vietnam Veteran
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